The lymphatic system plays a crucial part in the maintenance of a healthy immune function and body. Lymph vessels form part of a network in the lymphatic system, where extra lymph fluid is collected, which include lipids, waste substances, and proteins. These lymph fluids are collected from various bodily tissues and is then carried to lymph nodes in the body. The lymph nodes contain lymphocytes, which are cells that can fight against infection and pathogenic microorganisms. These nodes filter the lymph fluid that is carried to them. Excessive amounts of lymph fluid found in the lymph vessels are then transferred to the blood circulatory system.
Lymphedema is a condition where damage or a blockage occurs within the lymphatic system. When this condition develops, the lymphatic system is unable to adequately extract excess lymph fluids from bodily tissue toward lymph nodes. In turn, this causes the patient to experience localized swelling in the particular area that has been affected. Let’s take a look at the symptoms, causes and treatment options for the condition, as well as consider how Bioresonance therapy could be useful in assisting with the drainage of excess fluids that have built up in the extremities.
Symptoms Of Lymphedema
One of the most significant issues faced by patients suffering from lymphedema is that the most obvious symptoms of the condition do not present themselves during the early stages of the disease. Instead, subtle symptoms may start to develop, often not being of a great concern to the affected patient. Swelling in a particular area within the extremities is the most common symptom associated with lymphedema, but, by the time this symptom becomes present, the problem may already be more serious.
In most patients, lymphedema first presents itself as a feeling of tightness in the affected extremity. Some patients describe a heaviness in the affected extremity. Pain and discomfort may also develop in the affected body part. Eventually, swelling may affect a part of the extremity or the entire extremity. The condition usually also leads to infections that continue to recur, as well as symptoms associated with fibrosis – this may include the thickening and hardening of the skin in the affected area.
Causes Of Lymphedema
To understand the causes of lymphedema, it is important to consider the fact that there are two primary types of the condition, each associated with its own possible causes. Primary lymphedema is a rarer type of the condition that is present at birth, although the symptoms may only develop later in an affected patient’s life. This condition is caused by an abnormality affecting the lymphatic system – specifically the lymph vessels. Primary lymphedema can be the result of an inherited condition.
Secondary lymphedema is not present at birth and occurs when an obstruction forms within the lymph nodes or the lymph vessels. Damage to these structures of the lymphatic system can also cause a similar effect. The most common worldwide cause of secondary lymphedema is a condition known as filariasis. Within the United States alone, the combination of surgery and radiation for breast cancer are the most common causes of the condition.
Bioresonance As A Treatment Option
Lymphedema cannot be cured, but the swelling can be reduced to alleviate some of the discomfort and other symptoms a patient may be experiencing. Bandages, elastic sleeves, elastic stockings, pneumatic compression devices, manual compression and exercises are often recommended. In some cases, surgery may also be utilized to remove the buildup of excess lymph fluids. Unfortunately, these treatment options do not provide long-term solutions for the treatment of this condition.
Bioresonance therapy has been proven to be an effective option for assisting with the treatment of symptoms caused by lymphedema. This alternative treatment option reads electromagnetic waves from the body to determine where errors may exist and then corrects these problematic waves by returning normal electromagnetic waves.
A study that was conducted in Italy tested the effectiveness of Bioresonance therapy on the treatment of participants diagnosed with lymphedema or lipedema in either one or both of their legs. Positive results were observed in as little as one week. The average decrease in the volume of the affected limb among the group of participants was 2%. An average reduction of leg heaviness was observed as -47%, participants experienced a 64% reduction in pain and a 58% reduction in dysesthesias.
Lymphedema can cause discomfort, joint stiffness, disability and even mental complications due to the limitations placed on a patient’s life. There are two primary types of lymphedema, each with their own causes and classifications. While no cure is available for the condition, treatments can help to assist with the drainage of lymph fluids in damaged or blocked areas. Bioresonance therapy can also be useful in further providing a relief of the symptoms experienced by the patient, alleviating the swelling and reducing fluid buildup.